Some of my fondest memories as a kid is sitting down at the dinner table and playing Monopoly, Sorry, Scatergories, Bible Trivia, Clue, Spoons, and more.
We loved playing games!
Since we didn’t have a TV, personal time together happened more frequently than it does for many, and we loved these times.
Not only is playing games as a family a great way to bond and create fun memories…
In smaller children it helps with color/shape recognition, counting, cognitive skills – such as memory building, and hand-eye coordination.
In older children it helps with team building, teaches them to lose well, it helps them learn to strategize, and builds patience.
My kids love Don’t Wake Daddy, Let’s Go Fishin’, and Pop Up Pirate.
13 Great Games to Play as a Family for Smaller Kids
24 Great Games to Play as a Family for Older Kids
Games make excellent gifts. So, instead of buying your children movies or video games for their birthday or Christmas, consider buying them a board game or card game.
They will build life skills, and the whole family will bond in a way that is memorable and fun!
What games does your family like to play?
This post is day 4of the series: 31 Days of Screen Free Activities for Kids. To see all of the posts in this series visit this page.